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Speech beyond toleration: On Carlyle and moral controversialism now

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This essay takes a historical approach to a current problem: how to read and respond to the argumentative practices of the moral and political controversialist in a context where it is vividly clear that some of the norms that frame and regulate “free speech” are contested by the controversialist. Thanks to Amanda Anderson and others, we have rich critical vocabularies for describing the complex ethos of modern liberalism and its norms of public argument as they developed across the nineteent...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1353/nlh.2017.0026

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
New Literary History Journal website
Volume:
48
Issue:
3
Pages:
531-554
Publication date:
2017-10-04
Acceptance date:
2017-06-18
DOI:
EISSN:
1080-661X
ISSN:
0028-6087
Pubs id:
pubs:732799
URN:
uri:ea29f182-95b8-4061-8bbf-67513e6b6fb4
UUID:
uuid:ea29f182-95b8-4061-8bbf-67513e6b6fb4
Local pid:
pubs:732799
Paper number:
3

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